Capital Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Teams and Multiple Individuals earn All-Academic Awards

Jason Coon, Taylor Manivanh, Logan Allison, Larkin Joseph and Josh Miller (left to right) were all honored with individual places on the USTFCCCA's All-Academic teams.
Jason Coon, Taylor Manivanh, Logan Allison, Larkin Joseph and Josh Miller (left to right) were all honored with individual places on the USTFCCCA's All-Academic teams.

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

New Orleans, La. – The Capital Men's and Women's Track & Field teams were each honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as All-Academic teams and three men and two women were honored as individuals the organization announced Thursday.

As a team, the men compiled a 3.30 GPA and the women combined to earn a 3.24. To be honored teams must have better than a 3.00 GPA. In all, 291 teams earned spots on the All-Academic list, 106 men's teams and 185 women's teams.

As individuals, junior distance runner Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) and sophomore jumper/sprinter Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) earned spots on the USTFCCA All-Academic team. Manivanh was a national qualifier in the triple jump during the indoor season.

On the men's side, senior jumper Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy), senior thrower Jason Coon (Bernville, Penn./Schuylkill Valley) and freshman thrower Josh Miller (Botkins, Ohio/Botkins) all found their names on the list. Allison and Coon were also honored as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in June. Coon was also a two-time athletic All-American in the shot put in 2017-18 and Allison was a triple Jump All-American at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.

To be named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team as an individual an athlete has to have a cumulative 3.30 GPA and have competed in an NCAA indoor or outdoor championship and/or finished the regular season in the top 50 nationally in an individual event or the top 35 of a relay event. Joseph and Manivanh were two of 627 women honored and Allison, Coon and Miller were three of 408 men.

To see all of the male honorees, click here and to see the full women's team click here.